FIGHT NIGHT LIVE SEASON II KICKS OFF IN PHILLY NEXT FRIDAY
Press Release: After a 17-show inaugural campaign that attracted 84,000 views per event and nearly 1.5 million views for the series, Facebook FightNight Live turns the corner to year two. Season II of the interactive and free fight series opens in the Fighting City of Philadelphia on Friday, Sept. 14, with a King's Boxing card live from 2300 Arena.
In the main event, super middleweight Brandon "B-Rob" Robinson (10-1, 7 KOs) takes on Ernest Amuzu (24-3, 22 KOs), originally from Ghana. Also on the bill, three-time Olympian Anvar Yunusov (4-0, 1 KO) takes on Angel Monreal (10-10-1, 3 KOs).
"King's Promotions is very excited to be working with Mark and the FightNight Live team," said Marshall Kauffman of King's Boxing, the eleventh promoter to be showcased over its first 18 shows. "I believe we will bring the best-quality boxing to FightNight Live ."
Other undefeated fighters seeing action will be Shyngyskhan Tazhibay (6-0, 2 KOs), Daiyann Butt (1-0), Alejandro Jimenez (2-0, 1 KO),Chrystian Peguero (2-0, 1 KO) and Keeshawn Williams (2-0-1, 1 KO).
The fan-friendly series that - among other aspects - prides itself on the real-time conversations held between fight commentators and the viewing audience showcased more than 300 fighters during 17 live event broadcasts in its first 12 months.
"We are extremely proud of what FightNight Live accomplished since May 2017. We've had 17 shows originating from New York, Boston, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, New England, Phoenix and America's Heartland, where many different promotions gained an incredible amount of exposure via this exciting, truly social platform. To be able to have several events where more than 150,000 people have tuned in only scratches the surface on the market interest for these events, and we are ready to take FightNight Live to the next level in year two," said Mark Fratto, Principal and Director of Business Development, Linacre Media.
"Beyond the numbers, we're really pleased with the way the shows have been presented and produced," Fratto continued. "We've been able to showcase more than 300 up-and-coming fighters to fight fans all over the world, and help them expand their bases. And we've been able to invite our viewers to be part of the action by fostering real-time interaction between our broadcasters and viewers on the fight activity, the decisions and the knockouts; it's the next-best thing to having a ringside seat."